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Mamata Banerjee flies to Delhi to meet opposition leaders

BP World Bureau | Jul 26 2021 03:37:10 PM
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Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has left for Delhi where she is set to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders. Ms. Banerjee had earlier said that she will invite opposition leaders for a mega rally at Brigade Parade grounds during the winter.

She is also likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. She has sought an appointment with the President as well. She will be in Delhi till the end of July.

Congress on Sunday tweeted that Trinamool’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee was targeted in the Pegasus snooping during the Bengal polls. TMC's Rajya Sabha leader Derek O'Brien responded to the tweet saying "Khela Hobe".

The West Bengal government has initiated a commission to monitor illegal hacking and surveillance after the Pegasus snooping controversy. Mamata Banerjee said that the commission is headed by Senior Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur and ex-Chief Justice, Calcutta High Court, Jyotirmay Bhattacharya. "We expected that during Parliament, the Centre would investigate under SC supervision, but they didn't," she added.

The TMC has been calling the Opposition to unite against the BJP for the 2024 general elections.  Congress leader Pradip Bhattacharya said that the party has never strayed from its stand of opposing BJP.